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William Shatner's TekWar (DOS)

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Description

You're an ex-cop who was sentenced to cryo sleep. When you awake you are recruited by the Cosmos Detective Agency as a hitman. Why? Cause there's a dangerous new drug on the streets of New LA: Tek! Take out the seven Tek Lords and their minions in 7 missions, but spare those innocent civilians.

TekWar is a 1st person shooter based on the TekWar novels of William Shatner. TekWar is situated in the near future and uses the famous Build Engine.

Screenshots

William Shatner's TekWar DOS A Tek addict in the subway.
William Shatner's TekWar DOS Ugly brown & grey textures, you'll see lots of those in this game.
William Shatner's TekWar DOS That's gotta hurt!
William Shatner's TekWar DOS Just like many of the early FPS games, a large part of the gameplay consists of searching for keycards

Alternate Titles

  • "Tek War" -- Informal spelling

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User Reviews

Another one of those BAD merchandising games. Roedie (5226) 0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars0.75 Stars
I strongly suggest you play this title for yourself before you pass judgement. J9 (2) unrated
One of the WORST licensed games I've ever seen in my entire life (and I thought there was worse...) Satoshi Kunsai (1816) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Bill Shatner is a marketing machine, he'd sell his soul for a buck sultan12 (6) unrated

The Press Says

High Score Apr, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Computer Games Magazine May 26, 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Dec, 1995 66 out of 100 66
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 61 out of 100 61
Entertainment Weekly Nov 03, 1995 C+ 58
GameSpot May 28, 1996 4.6 out of 10 46
Just Games Retro Aug 15, 2004 21 out of 100 21
Shooterplanet Jul 05, 2007 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Though the game was a tie-in for the television series the only actor crossover is William Shatner, playing his character Walter Bascom. All the other actors aren't present and the Tek Lords themselves are represented by entirely different actors. There is even a small snippet taken from the television show added to the game. A scene where Walter Bascom describes the drug Tek and some of its effects was used in one of the episodes that ran early in the series.
Andrew Hartnett (2254) added William Shatner's TekWar (DOS) on Sep 16, 2000